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UK mortgage loans up 4% in March, but consumers want more access and choice
2014-04-17 11:49:59 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK was an estimated £15.4 billion in March, some 4% higher than February, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK mortgage loans up 4% in March, but consumers want more access and choice]
 
New guide launched for new mortgage regime in the UK
2014-04-16 10:27:48 [Europe]
The UK’s financial watchdog has launched a new guide for consumers to explain the changes in the mortgage market that come into force later this month.Read full article: [New guide launched for new mortgage regime in the UK]
 
UK Home lending fell slightly in February, but still strong year on year, says CML
2014-04-11 08:21:28 [Europe]
Mortgage lending in the UK dipped in February but this was in line with expected seasonal factors and year on year growth remains strong, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK Home lending fell slightly in February, but still strong year on year, says CML]
 
Home owners in the UK reach mortgage freedom day
2014-04-10 08:07:14 [Europe]
Today, Thursday 10 April is mortgage freedom day in the UK when home owners will have earned enough to pay off the annual cost of their mortgage, according to research from the Halifax building society.Read full article: [Home owners in the UK reach mortgage freedom day]
 
Many UK first time buyers underestimate the time needed to buy their first home
2014-04-07 11:12:05 [Europe]
First time buyers don’t have reasonable idea of how long it takes to get onto the housing ladder in the UK with two thirds badly underestimating the timescale, new research shows.
Read full article: [Many UK first time buyers underestimate the time needed to buy their first home]
 
Bridging lending in the UK up 26% in 12 months, latest index shows
2014-04-03 08:45:21 [Europe]
Gross bridging lending in the UK has increased 26% year on year, reaching £2.02 billion in the 12 months to March, according to the latest lending index.Read full article: [Bridging lending in the UK up 26% in 12 months, latest index shows]
 
Deposits and interest rates still causing concern for UK home buyers
2014-03-31 08:52:23 [Europe]
First time buyers in the UK are growing more concerned over their ability to raise a deposit, getting access to mortgage finance and about interest rates, according to new research.Read full article: [Deposits and interest rates still causing concern for UK home buyers]
 
Remortgaging in the UK outperforms rest of housing market, report suggests
2014-03-27 11:31:22 [Europe]
Over the last 12 months, the number of valuations for remortgaging purposes has grown faster than any other part of the housing market, according to the latest monthly report from chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.Read full article: [Remortgaging in the UK outperforms rest of housing market, report suggests]
 
New mortgage rules in UK next month, including new stress test
2014-03-26 10:03:44 [Europe]
The UK mortgage industry will see the largest change to regulation in a decade next month and changes are already being introduced on applications.
Read full article: [New mortgage rules in UK next month, including new stress test]
 
Lending for homes in UK up 43% compared to a year ago, latest figures show
2014-03-20 14:27:06 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK was £15.2 billion in February, down some 6% compared with January but still 43% higher than the £10.6 billion lent in February last year, the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows.Read full article: [Lending for homes in UK up 43% compared to a year ago, latest figures show]
 
Worrying number of UK mortgagees won’t finish paying before retirement
2014-03-19 18:14:38 [Europe]
Nearly one in three people with a repayment mortgage in the UK won’t repay it until they’re 60 or older, new research suggests, and it means they may have to delay retirement plans.Read full article: [Worrying number of UK mortgagees won’t finish paying before retirement]
 
This year likely to be another strong one in the UK residential lending market
2014-03-14 13:01:09 [Europe]
This year is likely to see a strong lending market for homes in the UK with the underlying trend strong annual growth set to continue, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).Read full article: [This year likely to be another strong one in the UK residential lending market]
 
First female head of CML in Scotland
2014-03-13 13:15:33 [Europe]
Linda Docherty, senior relationship partner for Clydesdale Bank, has been appointed the new chair of the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Scotland, the first female to hold the post.
Read full article: [First female head of CML in Scotland]
 
UK mortgage industry expects the early demise of Help to Buy phase two
2014-03-11 09:52:44 [Europe]
Mortgage lenders and brokers have credited the second phase of Help to Buy with the biggest impact so far of the government’s flagship two part scheme for home owners but are now predicting an early end to the popular scheme.Read full article: [UK mortgage industry expects the early demise of Help to Buy phase two]
 
Latest figures show how the property market in Northern Ireland is recovering
2014-03-05 08:18:12 [Europe]
The extent to which the property market in Northern Ireland has improved over the last year is revealed in two sets of figures with prices expected to rise 4% this year.Read full article: [Latest figures show how the property market in Northern Ireland is recovering]
 
Research shows impact of stamp duty on UK property buyers
2014-03-03 09:30:34 [Europe]
Almost a quarter of first time buyers in the UK are not considering the cost of stamp duty before making an offer on their potential home, according to new research.Read full article: [Research shows impact of stamp duty on UK property buyers]
 
Home loans in Scotland reach highest level since 2008, latest CML data shows
2014-02-28 10:15:39 [Europe]
The number of loans for house purchase in Scotland reached its highest level since the second quarter of 2008 in the fourth quarter of 2013, the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows.Read full article: [Home loans in Scotland reach highest level since 2008, latest CML data shows]
 
More mortgages for first time buyers in Wales
2014-02-27 09:04:55 [Europe]
First time buyers in Wales are able to access more mortgages and need a lower deposit than other parts of the UK, the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows.Read full article: [More mortgages for first time buyers in Wales]
 
Growth in lending for first time buyers in London, latest CML data shows
2014-02-26 12:00:08 [Europe]
Mortgage lending in the UK is continuing to trend upwards with London seeing particularly strong levels, including for first time buyers, the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders shows.
Read full article: [Growth in lending for first time buyers in London, latest CML data shows]
 
Lenders and brokers have concerns about new mortgage rules in the UK
2014-02-26 09:01:07 [Europe]
Concerns are growing that new mortgage regulations in the UK will limit access for consumers with research showing that nearly two thirds of lenders and half of brokers are worried about the impact of the changes.Read full article: [Lenders and brokers have concerns about new mortgage rules in the UK]
 
Mortgage approvals in the UK reach seven year high
2014-02-25 13:52:51 [Europe]
Mortgage approvals for new properties in the UK have climbed significantly and are now at their highest since September 2007, according to the latest lending figures from the British Bankers’ Association.Read full article: [Mortgage approvals in the UK reach seven year high]
 
Property prices expected to fall further in Italy this year
2014-02-24 17:34:18 [Europe]
Property prices in Italy are expected to fall further in 2014 with a weak domestic economic outlook affecting the residential real estate market.Read full article: [Property prices expected to fall further in Italy this year]
 
Mortgage lending in the UK growing at a sustainable rate, experts believe
2014-02-20 16:57:51 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK was an estimated £15.5 billion in January, a third higher than the year before, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Mortgage lending in the UK growing at a sustainable rate, experts believe]
 
Help to Buy had a noticeable impact on UK house prices in 2013, says new report
2014-02-20 10:46:25 [Europe]
The UK government’s Help to Buy scheme launched in 2013 has already had a noticeable impact on the housing market and is expected to continue to do so in 2014, according to the latest analysis of the property market.Read full article: [Help to Buy had a noticeable impact on UK house prices in 2013, says new report]
 
No let up in property price declines in Greece, says new analysis
2014-02-19 10:55:43 [Europe]
Property prices in Greece are expected to keep falling in the coming years but this is making homes more affordable, according to the latest analysis of the Greek real estate market.Read full article: [No let up in property price declines in Greece, says new analysis]
 
New buyers in the UK rent on average for seven years before buying, new research shows
2014-02-19 09:48:37 [Europe]
Home owners in the UK rent for an average of seven years, spending £41,900 on rental payments before buying their first property, according to new research.Read full article: [New buyers in the UK rent on average for seven years before buying, new research shows]
 
Property prices in Ireland expected to rise in 2014 but depending on type and location
2014-02-18 18:12:22 [Europe]
Demand for family homes remains strong in Dublin and other cities in Ireland with strong price growth in 2013, according to a new analysis of the Irish property market.Read full article: [Property prices in Ireland expected to rise in 2014 but depending on type and location]
 
Last month saw number of first time buyers in UK soar
2014-02-14 08:58:12 [Europe]
First time buyers returned to the UK property market in January faster than any other type of buyer, according to the latest report from chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.Read full article: [Last month saw number of first time buyers in UK soar]
 
German property market not overheated
2014-02-13 09:00:08 [Europe]
German housing markets continue to show improvement with values up by 3% year on year in 2013 compared to 4.5% in the previous year, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [German property market not overheated]
 
Strong momentum in UK mortgage market with more loans for first time buyers
2014-02-12 14:17:59 [Europe]
There are encouraging signs for the continued recovery in the UK housing market as the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show that in December 2013 loans to first time buyers were up 37% year on year.Read full article: [Strong momentum in UK mortgage market with more loans for first time buyers]
 
National house prices in Canada around 20% overvalued, it is claimed
2014-02-12 11:49:37 [North America]
The residential real estate market in Canada is strong with national prices now approximately 20% overvalued in real terms, according to a new analysis.Read full article: [National house prices in Canada around 20% overvalued, it is claimed]
 
Flagship Help to Buy mortgage scheme adapted for Islamic finance
2014-02-12 10:26:25 [Europe]
The UK government’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme has been adapted and accepted to be used with Islamic finance mortgage products, it has been announced.Read full article: [Flagship Help to Buy mortgage scheme adapted for Islamic finance]
 
Property prices not expected to fall in Brazil in 2014
2014-02-11 16:24:31 [Latin America]
Real estate prices in Brazil have been cooling since the end of 2011 but they are not expected to decrease in 2014 due to supply and demand inbalances, according to a new report.Read full article: [Property prices not expected to fall in Brazil in 2014]
 
Research reveals how the next generation will take longer to pay off their mortgage
2014-02-07 16:45:29 [Europe]
The current generation of 25 to 36 years olds, the traditional age group for first time buyers in the UK, are split into property haves and property have nots, according to a new report.Read full article: [Research reveals how the next generation will take longer to pay off their mortgage]
 
Bridging loans in the UK set new lending record
2014-02-07 15:20:06 [Europe]
Gross bridging lending in the UK totalled £2 billion in the 12 months to the beginning of January, up 3.3% from the annual figure in November 2013, and setting a lending record for the industry.Read full article: [Bridging loans in the UK set new lending record]
 
Surge in buy to let mortgage choice in the UK
2014-01-24 11:10:07 [Europe]
The choice of buy to let mortgages in the UK has increased dramatically in the last three months, spurring landlords to shift their existing equity towards new purchases.Read full article: [Surge in buy to let mortgage choice in the UK]
 
Survey reveals many Help to Buy applicants are ill prepared
2014-01-23 09:10:49 [Europe]
Almost two fifths of 20 to 40 year olds are planning to apply to the UK government’s Help to Buy mortgage scheme in 2014, according to a new report.
Read full article: [Survey reveals many Help to Buy applicants are ill prepared]
 
Mortgage lending in the UK ends the year higher than expected
2014-01-21 16:35:09 [Europe]
Gross mortgage in the UK lending was an estimated £17 billion in December, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders, bringing the estimated total for the year to £177 billion, up from £143 billion in 2012.Read full article: [Mortgage lending in the UK ends the year higher than expected]
 
Mortgage market growth expected to continue into 2014, says latest CML report
2014-01-15 14:53:55 [Europe]
The total number of loans advanced to home owners in the UK or house purchase fell slightly in November, down in volume by 3% compared to October but still the fourth highest monthly level since December 2007, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. 
Read full article: [Mortgage market growth expected to continue into 2014, says latest CML report]
 
UK mortgage market set for a year of change
2014-01-09 11:58:25 [Europe]
This year will be one of change for the housing market mortgage sector in the UK, helped by a more optimistic jobs and economic outlook, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).Read full article: [UK mortgage market set for a year of change]
 
Buy to let lifetime tracker products launched
2014-01-08 10:25:33 [Finance Update]
Specialist buy to let mortgage lender, Paragon Mortgages, has launched a range of lifetime tracker products along with refreshing the rest of its range of fixed and tracker buy to let mortgages.Read full article: [Buy to let lifetime tracker products launched]
 
More products for Help to Buy scheme
2014-01-02 17:52:44 [Finance Update]
Lloyds Bank has announced the launch of its Help to Buy mortgage products which will allow homebuyers to access a mortgage with just a 5% deposit.Read full article: [More products for Help to Buy scheme]
 
Latest Help to Buy figures show positive start to the flagship scheme
2014-01-02 17:35:23 [Europe]

Less than three months on from the start of the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, over 6,000 people have put in offers on a home and applied for a mortgage, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced today (Thursday 02 January).

Read full article: [Latest Help to Buy figures show positive start to the flagship scheme]
 
New chairman for the UK’s Council of Mortgage Lenders
2013-12-30 09:16:45 [Europe]

Stephen Noakes, mortgages director for Lloyds Banking Group, is to become the new chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders from the beginning of January.
 

Read full article: [New chairman for the UK’s Council of Mortgage Lenders]
 
Mortgage choice for UK buyers at highest for five years
2013-12-27 11:50:53 [Europe]

The choice of mortgage for residential property buyers in the UK is now three times bigger than in 2009 meaning they had a choice of over 12,000 different products last month.

Read full article: [Mortgage choice for UK buyers at highest for five years]
 
UK residential mortgage lending up 30% year on year, latest CML estimate suggests
2013-12-19 17:30:19 [Europe]

The UK’s residential property lending market is ending the year on a good note with gross lending for the year set to reach £170 million, higher than expected.

Read full article: [UK residential mortgage lending up 30% year on year, latest CML estimate suggests]
 
Property bridging finance expected to reach a new high in 2014
2013-12-17 10:30:30 [Europe]
The mortgage bridging industry is expected to set new records in 2014 with brokers expecting lending to rise by a third and hit £2.7 billion.Read full article: [Property bridging finance expected to reach a new high in 2014]
 
More affordable mortgages are boosting the UK property market, says broker
2013-12-16 17:33:52 [Europe]
Mortgage hunters are scrambling to make the most of greater access to 95% mortgages, according to new findings from Mortgage Advice Bureau, a UK based independent mortgage broker.Read full article: [More affordable mortgages are boosting the UK property market, says broker]
 
Interest rate rises are the biggest risk to the housing market, say consumers
2013-12-16 12:07:55 [Europe]
Rising interest rates are the single biggest risk to the UK’s housing market next year, according to the final Property Tracker report of 2013 from the Building Societies Association (BSA).Read full article: [Interest rate rises are the biggest risk to the housing market, say consumers]
 
Buy to let property investors increasingly using bridging loans, research shows
2013-12-13 16:41:13 [Europe]
There is a growing demand for bridging loans in the UK from buy to let investors, with a 25% increase in loans taken out in 2013 to fund property acquisition and refurbishment, new data shows.Read full article: [Buy to let property investors increasingly using bridging loans, research shows]
 



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